hmv.com presents... Albums Of 2015: #25 Lorde
Every day during January we’re going to be previewing the albums that are going to be hitting the shelves in 2015. Most will definitely come out, some probably will, and some we really hope finally see the light of day (we’re looking at you Adele…). Today we're talking about Lorde. How we she follow up her successful debut?
A Little Background…
Ella Marija Lani Yelich-O'Connor – better known by the rather more straightforward name Lorde – became a sensation at the tender age of 16 in 2012 when her track 'Royals', taken from her first EP The Love Club, spent 9 weeks at the top of the Billboard Top 100, picking up a Grammy in the process and making her the second youngest person ever to win one (after LeAnn Rimes, who was an astonishing 14 years of age when she won her first Grammy in 1997). Since then, the New Zealand-born singer has seen her debut album, 2013's Pure Heroine, rack up an impressive 2.7 million copies sold and headlined festivals all over the world, including Coachella and Lollapalooza.
Last year also saw the singer curating the Hunger Games soundtrack and by the summer of 2014 she was also talking up her “totally different” second album to NME, but in November she told Rolling Stone "I'm very tentatively starting, I've done a lot of writing, lyrically, but I started the soundtrack just as I was getting into album stuff, and that took up all of my creative head. But I have been plotting out ideas. I guess other people don't write like that, but for me it's all about what I want to say with the records. I don't really have any sort of timetable. I'm not in any kind of rush”
What Will It Sound Like?
“Totally different”, apparently.
Who's Producing It? Are There Any Big-Name Guests?
According to the latest update Lorde still seems to be at the writing stage and, as far as we know, has yet to begin recording sessions, so it would appear that a producer is yet to be selected. Whether there will be one person producing the whole record, as Joel Little did with her debut, we just don't know yet. She worked with Paul Epworth for her Hunger Games track, so he may well be in the mix too.
Will It Really Come Out This Year? And When?
Didn't you hear the lady? She's not in any kind of rush, ok? Sheesh...